August 06, 2020 The Chemistry Behind the Beirut Explosion
The chemistry behind ammonium nitrate’s explosive risk is well known, leading some officials to blame the accident on negligence.
August 06, 2020 Mysterious Kidney Disease Traced to Plant Toxins
Researchers are figuring out just how much damage aristolochic acids cause to global health.
June 25, 2020 Periodic Graphics: A Guide to COVID-19 Testing
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning captures the current state of diagnostics for novel coronavirus infection.
June 23, 2020 The Chemistry of Pigments and How Scientists Prevent Color Degradation
At the heart of every drop of paint, every thread of cloth, every bit of your brightly colored phone case is a pigment. But what is a pigment, exactly?